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Hiram S.
Age: 31
Gender: Male
State: California
Primary Program: P90X®
Supplement: Shakeology®, ActiVit® Multi-Vitamins, Joint Support Super Formula, P90X® Health Formula, P90X® Results and Recovery Formula
My Stats
Before AFTER
Dress/Pants Size6032
Body Fat %629
Blood PressureSYS/DIASYS/DIA
as-of 02/02/2012
Hiram S.
Lost 233 LBS and 28 pant-sizes!
About a month ago, I went to the Doctor. For the first time in my entire life I actually got a clean bill of health. . . . I was literally in tears . . . I have my life back!!!
What Hiram S. won:
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body? When it comes to my life, it has not been easy. My life has been filled with struggles. I felt depressed, without energy. I was 432 pounds and the doctors gave me an ultimatum. if I don't change, I am going to die. In my family we have all sorts of diseases. Strange enough, I was always successful in everything else, academics (Bachelors, 2 Masters, and 1Phd). Professionally, and personally I have been blessed as well. Yet, the most important area, my health, I never was.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey? I was at a park once day, and I saw a gentlemen running after his son. He was overweight, and out of breath and could not play with his son. One goal of mine is to one day be a daddy. I realized that if I don't do change my ways, I will never be able to be a father. Thus, I did the changes.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose? Shaun T, Tony Horton, and Shakeology truly wants you to succeed. There were many points where I wanted to quit. I want to just simply give up. However, Shaun T, Tony, and Shakeology taught me, that it is ok to take a break, it is ok not to follow, to do my best and continue on. There were days that I could finish a work, others halfway. However, I pressed play everyday, never pause. And here I am...
Tell us about the greatest challenge you faced. How did you overcome that challenge? There were weeks, where I saw no results, while other weeks I did. Pressure from friends, even family telling me that I do not need to do this and that I was fine. Sometimes, going out with friends and colleague to very state of art dinners and being unable to partake. The mocking I received for simply saying no. I was always terrified and embarrassed of airplanes (perhaps the need to buy an extra chair). I would go to theme parks and not being able to fit in the ride. Also, not being able to move, and all the medical problems such as pre-diabetes, cholesterol, and the horrible trend of genes that runs in my family with heart disease. However, as I reflect back I dont regret it. This has been the best decision of my life. Lastly, and the most amazing one was that I got my cholesterol results. At one point my highest was 262 combine, my life insurance payments were high. Now, I am 133 cholesterol combine and my life insurance quotes went down after re-taking the test.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody® program. What achievements are you proud of? The weight loss, the energy, stamina, focus, concentration, the body, and most importantly my dream that I am healthy and that one day I will be able to call myself Dad. And lastly, as I type these few lines with my tears across my face, being able to go to a doctor, my own doctor and have him say, this is "fantastic, amazing, well done, perfect, I am so proud of you, and I wish more patients were like you", its amazing. Every single visit I had at the doctor was, there is this concern, or this other concern. To say to my family, you do not need to worry about heart problems, or my cholesterol. You do not need to worry about the issues I grew up with. To have such piece of mind, I can never take this away. I see Beachbody in a holistic perspective; as it has provided me with a choice and the opportunity. Many times in life we told about our choices but with limited opportunities to reach success. Beachbody gave me both. And for that, THANK YOU!
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